Best Friends Fall Coffee Lovers Card – Upcycled Coffee Stirrers

Welcome back to to day two of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


For those of you who follow me, you know I always try to upcycle some coffee stirrers in at least one of my Coffee Lovers hop entries.

20150612_231011aW This on you can see HERE

20150228_105931aW And this one, in my pre-blog days, was posted HERE.

For today’s watercolor card I have incorporated some Panera and Starbucks coffee stirrers – the perfect fall combo!


I have a dear friend who often takes me to Panera or Starbucks for a cuppa’ when we’re out shopping. One of these gals looks a lot like her. The other looks kind’a  like me… in a fun-house skinny mirror! lol! I think I’ll send this to her as a reminder of the fun times we spend together!

Materials used:

  • Inkadinkado Fall Seasons stamp set (tree)
  • Studio 112 stamp set – All Occasions Mini Assortment – 1
  • Strathmore cold press watercolor paper – smooth side
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections detail embossing powder – ebony
  • Hampton Art embossing powder – light brown
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors – #10, 31, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 46, 51, 53, 61, 64,139
  • Sharpie pens – orange and green (to cover where the stirrers were cut off)
  • Misc. cardstock and adhesives
  • Oh- and Starbucks and Panera Stirrers – washed! : )

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